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Augustana Cues
April 17, 2013

Rob Oliver
Campus Calendar

Ongoing: Language Conversation Tables, French: Tuesdays 10:00-10:45 a.m., HUM 325; German: Fridays, 4-5 p.m., HUM 317; Spanish: Tuesdays, 3-4 p.m., HUM 317. Through May 17. All skill levels are welcome.

Through May 18: Gallery Exhibit, "Native Soul: The Artwork of Jerry Fogg," Center for Western Studies.

Through April 27: Gallery Exhibit, "The Bird and the Flute: Mythic Images of New Guinea," Eide/Dalrymple Gallery.

April 18-19: Books & More Sale, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 18 and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 19, Center for Western Studies.

April 18: Film, "Inocente: Homeless. Creative. Unstoppable." 10-11 a.m., Back Alley.

April 18: "China and Globalization" Discussion, featuring Dr. Robert Wright on China's economic history over the last two millennia through the prism of the Growth Diamond Model of economic development, which emphasizes the incentives of individuals to work harder and smarter, 7 p.m., HUM 301.

April 18: Band Concert, featuring the Augustana Band and the College/Community Band, 7:30 p.m., Washington Pavilion.

April 19: Morning Worship, Brooke Walker, senior speaker, 10 a.m., Chapel of Reconciliation.

April 19: Rendezvous, international student presentations on Pakistan & Kenya, 3 p.m., Back Alley.

April 20: Augustana Symposium, featuring a keynote address by Dr. Catherine H. Palczewski, University of Northern Iowa, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

April 20: Poetry of Sound Festival Act I: Gitanjali featuring the world premiere performance of "Gitanjali," with the Augustana Percussion Ensemble, led by Dr. John Pennington, on the American Gamelan and with vocals by internationally known recording artist, performer and composer Cyprian Consiglio, 7:30 p.m., Kresge Recital Hall.

April 21: Morning Worship, Pr. Ann, 11 a.m., Chapel of Reconciliation.

April 21: Scholarship Luncheon: the largest collection of scholarship donors (170) and student recipients (more than 200) will Celebrate Achievement and Philanthropy, 12:30 p.m., Ordal Dining Room.

April 21: Third Sunday Archeology featuring Part 2 & 3 of the Lost Nation documentaries, 1 p.m., GSC #100.

April 21: Joy Run, 2:26 p.m., Elmen Center.

April 22: Morning Worship, Dr. Julie Ashworth, with special music by the Flute Choir, 10 a.m., Chapel of Reconciliation.

April 23: Poetry of Sound Festival Act II: Percussionist Sean Statser, along with Dr. John Pennington on percussion and Dr. Timothy Farrell on trumpet, 7:30 p.m., Kresge Recital Hall.

April 24: Holy Communion, Pr. Bill Tesch, with special music by the Augustana Orchestra, 10 a.m., Chapel of Reconciliation.

April 24: Baseball vs. Minot State (DH), 1:30 p.m., Karras Park.

April 24: Softball vs. Upper Iowa (DH), 2 p.m., Bowden Field.

April 24: Chair of Moral Values Discussion on "Journalism in a Digital World," featuring a Q & A with Randell Beck, publisher of the Argus Leader, 7 p.m., Chapel of Reconciliation.

April 24: Poetry of Sound Festival Act III, featuring the Augustana Percussion & Keyboard Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., Kresge Recital Hall.

April 25: Chair of Moral Values Panel Discussion: "The Importance of Empathy from Diverse Perspectives," with Dr. Olivia Lima, Dr. Janet Phillip and Rev. Dr. Paul Rohde, 10 a.m., Chapel of Reconciliation.

April 26: Junior Visit Day, campuswide.

April 26-27: Dakota Conference, on “The Spanish Northern Plains.”

April 26: Morning Worship, Anna Olson, senior speaker, 10 a.m., Chapel of Reconciliation.

April 26: Rendezvous, international student presentations on Vietnam & Nigeria, 3 p.m., Back Alley.

April 26: Froemke Chemistry Lecture Series featuring Dr. Greg Schultz '74 on “How Chemistry has Revolutionized the Care of Patients with Vascular Disease,” reception in the Pendulum Lounge at 3:30 p.m., discussion starts at 4 p.m.

April 26: Steven Spooner in Concert, this "Audience Choice" recital will be dedicated to Vladimir Horowitz and is free and open to the public, 7:30 p.m., Kresge Recital Hall.

April 27: 3rd Annual Viking 5K Fun Run, 7 a.m., Elmen Center.

April 27: Softball vs. University of Mary (DH), 12 p.m., Bowden Field.

April 28: Morning Worship, Pr. Paul, 11 a.m., Chapel of Reconciliation.

April 28: Softball vs. Minot State (DH), 12 p.m., Bowden Field.

April 28: Baseball vs. Morningside, 2 p.m., Karras Park.

April 28: Brass Ensembles and Brass Choir Concert, 4 p.m., Kresge Recital Hall.

April 28: Catholic Mass, 8 p.m., Chapel of Reconciliation.

April 29: Morning Worship, Dr. Joel Johnson, with special music by The Augustana Choir, 10 a.m., Chapel of Reconciliation.

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Commencement 2013: May 24-25

Faculty/staff, friends and family are invited to join us on Friday and Saturday, May 24-25, to celebrate the many accomplish-
ments of our graduating seniors and to take part in a full weekend of festivities. See the full schedule of events.

Friday, May 24

  • Reception for Civitas

    1 p.m., Center for
    Western Studies

  • Nurse Pinning

     4 p.m., Our Savior's
    Lutheran Church
    Reception to follow.

  • Senior Celebration
    6:30 p.m., Ramkota
    Hotel Exhibit Hall
    Tickets required.
    Tickets are $15 for
    Use promo code

Saturday, May 25

  • Baccalaureate
    10 a.m., Elmen Center.

  • Brunch
    11 a.m., Ordal Dining
    Morrison Commons.
    Tickets required.

  • Commencement
    2 p.m., Elmen Center.
    Doors open for seating
    at 1 p.m.

'Finding the Helpers'
A Message from Rob Oliver, President

To call the last week "difficult" is a major understatement.

As all of you know, our community endured major damage following an unprecedented ice storm that hit the area last Tuesday evening.

Businesses, including our own campus, and homes — many of yours, I know — sustained significant damage from fallen trees and power lines. Thousands endured much of the week without power and most spent the weekend clearing their yards of heavy, wet debris.

Friday morning we learned that our dear friend and colleague Solveig Steen perished in a house fire in her home near campus. An Augustana alumna, Solveig served the College for more than 50 years and was planning to retire this spring. Described by her Music Department colleagues as "dedicated," "genuine" and "funny," she will be deeply missed by all of us.

And, on Monday, we learned of the tragedy at the Boston Marathon — an iconic event that celebrates perseverance, freedom and tenacity. And sadly, one that this year, served as a memorial to the children and educators lost in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School late last year.

In times like these, it's sometimes hard to find "the bright side." Frankly, it's hard not to wonder, "why?"

So, when a friend shared this quote from Fred Rogers, the television neighbor so many of us grew up with, I felt it was important to share it with all of you:

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”

Friends, I'm here to tell you that we are lucky to be among so many "people who are helping" here at Augustana:

  • To our dedicated Grounds Crew and Campus Safety Team: Thank you for all your work to keep us safe by clearing fallen trees and branches in the wake of the ice storm. I know the work was hard and I know that much work remains. Please know that we are grateful and thankful for your efforts.
  • To all of you who work so hard to encourage our students to give back to the communities they call home, especially in the examples that follow, thank you:

There isn't a day that goes by that I don't feel blessed to be part of the Augustana community. I can tell you that during dark days, I feel even more blessed to call you all family.

Thank you for all you do. God bless your service to this place.

Yours, for Augustana,

Rob Oliver



Service Award, Retirement Recognition Set for April 24

The Augustana College Community is invited to attend the 2013 Augie Pride Award and Service Award Presentations along with acknowledging this year's retirements. This event is scheduled for 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, in the Ordal Dining Room. The program will begin at 3 p.m.

In the spirit of this annual occasion, the following individuals will be recognized:

  • Past Augie Pride winners:
    Mike Wajer (1999), Glenn Wika (1999), Mark Hecht (2000), Larry Borgum (2001), Stan Eitreim (2002), Judy Dovenmuehler (2003), Nancy Davidson (2004), Butch Huizenga (2005), Mary Jane Minnig (2006), Carol Weisz (2007), Donn Grinager (2008), Dianne Hammrich (2009), Peg Ustad (2009), Mary Moline (2010), Marsha Brooks (2011), Tracy Riddle (2011), and Adam Heinitz (2012).
  • Milestone Service Awards:
    • 10 Years of Service:
      Tom Billeter (Athletics), Raybecca Fiala (Education), Dr. Patrick Hicks (English/Journalism), Dr. Mary Isaacson (Nursing), Jane Schroeder (Business Office), John Tomkins (Music), and Doug Townsend (Buildings and Grounds).
    • 15 Years of Service:
      Dr. Julie Ashworth (Education), Kay Dahlquist (Advancement), Bob Hall (Athletics), David Kahl (Buildings and Grounds), Dr. Sheryl Feinstein (Education), Dr. Jeffrey Miller (English/Journalism), Linda Palmer (Archeology), Juli Peterson (Athletics), Jason Reitmeier (Athletics), Dr. David Sorenson (Economics), Dr. Bill Swart (Sociology), Ann Vogelmann (Biology), and Dr. Mike Wanous (Academic Affairs).
    • 20 Years of Service:
      Donn Grinager (International Programs), Tom Shields (Art), Karren Melik-Stepanov (Music), Dr. Sherry Barkley (HPER), and Brian Gerry (Athletics).
    • 25 Years of Service:
      Dr. Susan Schrader (Sociology), Laine Halverson (Financial Aid), Rob Joyce (Music), Judy Knadel (Campus Learning Center), Dr. Stephan Lhotzky (Modern Foreign Languages), Mary Jane Minnig (Social Science Division), and Vern Thompson (Buildings and Grounds).
    • 30 Years of Service:
      Ed Lueck (Archeology), Lynette Rossum (Archeology), Marlys Vant Hul (Gilbert Science Division), and Gerry Punt (Art).
    • 35 Years of Service:
      Nancy Dickinson (English/Journalism), and
      Brad Heegel (Advancement).
    • 45 Years of Service:
      Glenn Wika (Information Technology).
  • Retirements: Kay Dahlquist (Advancement), Nancy Dickinson (English/Journalism), Dr. Karen Fritz (Nursing), Carol LaCroix (Chapel), Dr. Glenda Sehested (Sociology), and Julie Simko (Education).

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